I have been meaning to show you my photos from my trip to Turkey in the Christmas 2012 /New Year 2013 period. There was so much to see so I will show it in several parts along with the schedule.
Day 1 - Dolmabache Palace
What an amazing place from the location on the Bosphorus, to the design, interiors (furniture, textiles and rugs) to the AMAZING lighting.
Pictures from here and my own.
Then some shopping in Nisantasi, where we were staying.